Spa therapy in dermatology

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. Mar-Apr 2011;77(2):128-34. doi: 10.4103/0378-6323.77450.


Spa therapy constitutes the use of mineral springs and thermal mud to soothe and heal various ailments. Like the mineral springs, seas and oceans are also important centers for spa therapy of which the most important is Dead Sea (DS). DS has been famous for thousands of years for its miraculous curative and cosmetic properties. Intensive research is going on using DS minerals in a wide range of dermatological conditions especially psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo and other eczemas and several papers have been published in various international and pharmacological journals.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Balneology / methods*
  • Dermatology / methods*
  • Health Resorts*
  • Humans
  • Hydrotherapy / methods*
  • Mineral Waters / administration & dosage
  • Mineral Waters / therapeutic use
  • Skin Diseases / prevention & control
  • Skin Diseases / therapy*


  • Mineral Waters